Essayist, novelist, and Portland Magazine editor Brian Doyle will speak as part of the University’s Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series on Thursday, October 30, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. His talk will be free and open to all faculty, staff, students, and the public.
Doyle is the author of many books of essays, poems, and fiction, among them the sprawling Oregon novel Mink River and the sea novel The Plover. His most recent book is the essay collection Children & Other Wild Animals, from Oregon State University Press, which has also published his nonfiction books The Grail (about a year in an Oregon vineyard) and The Wet Engine (about the “muddle and music of hearts”). Among various honors for his work is inclusion in Best American Essays, Best American Science and Nature Writing, Best Spiritual Writing, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Previous recipients of that award include Mary Oliver and Flannery O’Connor.
The Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series was founded in 1988 by the late Rev. Arthur Schoenfeldt, C.S.C., and his sister, the late Suzanne Schoenfeldt Fields, in honor of their parents. The series is designed to honor and celebrate the art of writing by bringing some of the finest writers in the United States to the UP campus.
For more information contact John Orr at 503.943.7857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.